Perseid meteor shower photographed at the Dinosaur Museum of Erenhot in Inner Mongolia, China
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Info. Perseid meteor shower photographed at the Dinosaur Museum of Erenhot
These dinosaurs are looking at the annual Perseid meteor shower, photographed at the Dinosaur Museum of Erenhot in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Known as Dinosaur City, Erenhot gained attention in the 1920s when dinosaur fossils were found there. It’s believed that more than 20 kinds of dinosaurs lived in the area during the Cretaceous period around 70 million years ago.
The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. It is caused by debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest solar system object to pass close to Earth repeatedly. It is called the Perseids because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation of Perseus, named after the mythological Greek hero.